Firstly, I want to thank Skin Deep Beauty Blogger for giving me the opportunity to guest post on her blog!
Over the past couple of months I've been travelling quite a bit with work and visiting family so I've had a bit of a capsule makeup bag.
My makeup bag was a present from a friend of mine. I absolutely adore it because it holds its shape so doesn't take up a lot of space when travelling, yet manages to fit in everything I need!
I adore the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer as it is oil-free and keeps my combination/ oily skin matte for the longest time. It has a silky finish and helps makeup stay on longer.
I've gone back to MAC Matchmaster Foundation since the colder months have hit. I like that it's buildable so depending on if my skin is behaving, I can wear it quite sheer or go for fuller coverage.
I have gone on and on about Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer on my blog. It's just great for under eye brightening and blemishes. It's amazing value for money too.
To powder, I have been using MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder. It doesn't give a lot of coverage and dusted on lightly, doesn't look cakey either. Great for touching up on the go.
I never use the sponges that come with compacts. I got this retractable Clinique Powder Brush with my Clinique Blended Face Powder. The powder itself is not travel friendly but this brush is great as you can retract and put the cap on so your makeup bag is not full of residual powder from the brush!
I love my shimmery eyeshadows and I love this Bourjois Color Edition 24h Eyeshadow in Kaki Cheri. It's just so beautiful and has a really nice cream to powder finish. No eye brushes required, sweep on the lids with your fingers and you're good to go!
Smashbox have won me over in the last year with their beautiful eye pencil formula. They're creamy soft, don't drag the skin and you can either smudge them for a smokey effect or go for a bold black line. The colour I use almost daily is Onyx.
Maybelline The Rocket Volume Mascara is another favourite. I have worn no other mascara since I tried this last summer. I have a detailed review on my blog.
Cheeks and Lips
For blusher, I've been using Illamasqua's Powder Blusher in Thrust. It is quite a deep magenta pink, with a matte finish. I like this colour for the colder, wintery months. It is VERY pigmented so you only need the tiniest amount.
Because there is a lot going on makeup wise, I've been opting for a nude lip. I've been using quite a brown nude- MAC's Half n Half Lipstick. It's really moisturising and pigmented. It's of the usual high quality from MAC.
When on the go, I ensure I have tried and tested products so I'm never in a situation with products that just don't work. I hope you've enjoyed reading about my travel makeup bag.
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